Some girls

By MATT ASHARE  |  July 18, 2006

The tension between Hatfield’s introspection and the outgoing personalities of Love and Gluck may be what makes the band, who really aren’t a band in any traditional sense, work so well. Their chemistry is palpable on Crushing Love, even though Hatfield and Love have a long-distance friendship and hadn’t seen each other in more than a year when we meet outside P.A.’s. Most of the work on the album was done via tapes sent back and forth in the mail. And then it all came together in an Indiana studio with little effort.

“It was never something we ever thought of as an ongoing thing,” Hatfield says of Some Girls. “I mean, the only reason we even made this second record was that Koch picked up our option for a second record.”

“Yeah, we were trying to decide if we should,” Love quips, “but we didn’t know how we were going to pay for another record, and it didn’t seem very feasible until Koch asked. And it all came together really fast, right before Heidi moved back to Canada.”

Unfortunately, the future of Some Girls and the Blake Babies is very much up in the air. Strohm is now a lawyer, and Love, who’s developed a kind of joint pain that makes it difficult for her to play drums in the normal, seated position, is planning a big move to England with her husband and kids at the end of the summer. In the meantime, Hatfield is planning to release a live solo album this fall on her own label. “I know that we’ll get together again at some point,” she muses. “I mean, England’s just as far as Indiana. So, maybe we’ll do some shows in England. I don’t know. We’ve really never had a plan.”

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